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Publisher's Summary

How do you influence another? How do others influence you? These and many other questions will be answered for you in this book.

Manipulating, blackmailing, forcing, acting, persuading, convincing, influencing...call it whatever you want. It can be used for good and bad purposes, with friendly or malicious intentions. What's most important, however, is that we understand it. Therefore, in this audiobook, you will learn:

  • The good and bad reasoning behind manipulation and influencing.
  • How someone gains charisma and how to interact with them.
  • Techniques to influence others more yourself.
  • Analyses that help you recognize and counteract non-beneficial ways others manipulate you.
  • Various roles people play when trying to persuade another to do or say something.
  • How Neuro Linguistic Programming and hypnosis can be involved in influencing others and controlling yourself.

Curious yet? Then download and start listening, so you don't have to remain in the dark. Save yourself the time and learn from what worked for me!

©2017 Christian Olsen (P)2017 Christian Olsen

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AWESOME! BUY this book

Before listening the book Influences byChristian Olsen I had a vague knowledge about the different techniques people use to influence ones responses. The techniques that the author shows you help ones understanding about persuasion. The book is written for the reader that is neutral, meaning, the one who uses persuasion techniques or those who want to shelter themselves from them. If you are a person who uses persuasion in you job or one that is frequently solicited, this book is for you. This is the best peace of influential listening published to date.

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well done. covered a lot but didnt get very deep

Well done. Went fast and not too terribly deep but enough to give a pretty solid basic understanding. Had a couple pretty cool things in there I wasnt expecting.

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AMAZING BOOK

I do think that the book is very interesting. I like that it gave simple and easy to understand discussions that are perfect for a lot of people. It has some tips and techniques on how to influence and manipulate other people. I just wish that there are more content in the book.

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Would you consider the audio edition of Manipulation to be better than the print version?

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What other book might you compare Manipulation to and why?

There is written an absolute guide book about persuasion to bring a good change inside you through saving time,money and energy . All these can be possible if you start following the given techniques and strategies which can be best assistance. Through this book teachings you can easily influence people thorough mind blowing secrets hidden inside this book.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book to anyone who's a novice in the field of persuasion. For the seasoned enthusiasts, I recommend delving into hypnotic language patterns.

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Very interesting book!

Would you consider the audio edition of Manipulation to be better than the print version?

haven't gotten the print version but the audiobook version is not bad.

What did you learn from Manipulation that you would use in your daily life?

Analyses that help you recognize and counteract non-beneficial ways others manipulate you.
Various roles people play when trying to persuade another to do or say something.

Any additional comments?

This book isn’t just about manipulation. It talks about how and what makes people convincing and how that is great for people to persuade others. Being able to persuade isn’t just “one thing” but it has several factors that come into play for it to work. This book is educational but also a great read!

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What made the experience of listening to Manipulation the most enjoyable?

Yes Engaging and thought provoking listen! I case you're regularly being controlled, then your in luck because the book is intended to acquaint us to the clever use of manipulation techniques!

What about Matyas Job Gombos’s performance did you like?

yes this is the first book i'm listening the performance ob Gombos and i really liked it..

Any additional comments?

If you want to learn the tactics on persuasion, this is definitely something to read. You won't get bored because it is not super long like the other books. It is concise and comprehensive. Grab a copy now and learn how to do persuade. t totally makes sense because your actions must match what you say. Or at least they go in harmony in order to convey the desired message. I will always keep this in mind.

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Boggling information clearly presented

I can't remember under what influence I acquired this book! It is worth reading for the delight of understanding many annoying repetitive aspects of our society, and for the warnings about tricksters who manipulate our behaviors in a variety of settings. This book is an eye opener. The writer gives suggestions for resisting the effects of the many influence virtuosos who are after our compliance with their wishes for reasons not always in our own best interests.

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learning about manipulation

This is a good this to have about manipulation. I want to learn more about this manipulation, gladly my friend share this book with me. I have been looking for a book that has a good guide about manipulation that i can manipulate relationships, which this book has it. This is a good book to learn about manipulation

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excellent boook

It delivers what it promises. The information portrayed in the audible is correct and valuable. The main flaw I would point out is that the information is somewhat sparse. I think that it would be more useful to list at least 2 or 3 scenarios for each fallacy. Additionally, it would be valuable to give some real world examples of how the fallacies are currently being used in political arguments and today's current events.

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a good book for general information

Half the beginning of the book is a moral lecture discussing if manipulation is good or bad. After you get through that half the rest is not well explained and the topics are broadly explained. The morality lecture tone is carried out for the rest until your done. The title is misreading so take a pass on this one.

Easy to listen , this book will probably take you less than an hour to read. The information is accurate though not too specific, but a good enough introduction into this field of thought.

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  • Shine Veronica
  • 10-17-17

This is great!

Good book! Definitely a good reference for myself who wants to master persuasion. I can use this not just for business but also for my husband. LOL.

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  • Crown Prince
  • 10-17-17

Great book.

Such a noteworthy find! This book will shield you from exploitative human beings as well as the major manipulative tenant of this planet.

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  • Antoinette
  • 10-17-17

Awesome guide.

Primarily, the take away from this book is that it will change the way we consider things. Its jam packed of influence systems that are being utilized on us consistently. I'll say this is one of many books that helped me comprehend what is coming my direction. In conclusion, this book is a reasonable explanation of psychological principle of manipulation and I'm appreciating it.If you are into psychology research, it's an unquestionably must have.

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  • Angelina
  • 10-17-17

This is very good.

I wasn’t aware that there’s a constructive side on manipulating people. I always accepted it is an awful way and behavior. This book was a bearer of uplifting news for me. I got to perceive that manipulation is a type of social impact which aims to alter the behavior or view of others in our favor. It is a decent, convenient and handy read for people that organize seminars, workshops on leadership training to businesses and marketing, sales and government agencies.

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  • Kevin Tone
  • 10-17-17

Best!

One of the best audio books I have listened to about manipulation and it is worth recommending to everyone.